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TANK JACKET, 1ST PATTERN, OLIVE, COMBAT, WINTER

TANK JACKET, 1ST PATTERN, OLIVE, COMBAT, WINTER

Officially designated as 'Jacket Winter, Combat', the 'Tank' jacket was originally intended for all branches of the U.S. Army as a general issue winter jacket. However, it was re-designated for use only by U.S. armoured troops, hence its nickname - 'Tank' (or 'Tanker') jacket.

Ironically, it still managed to find its way into the hands of many other units of the Army, such as the Infantry, and, strangely enough the Air Force, where it can be occasionally seen worn by pilots.

The Tanker is another practical design garment to come out of the U.S. during WWII. It is also clear to see where many of the post-war 'wind-cheater' style jackets took their inspiration from; the Tanker was the forerunner of this concept.

Specification

MATERIAL :
100% Cotton West Point Uniform Twill
COLOUR :
Light Olive Drab
LINING :
26oz Wool Blanket
FASTENER :
Authentic Brass Conmar
LABEL :
Buzz Rickson Co
Price £424.99